December is holiday season for many expats across Japan. For others, it’s simply a time for being with friends and family, staving off the cold with each other’s company. For others still, it’s a great time to binge on delicious snacks and hobbies that won’t have you freezing outside. Here at Connect, we say: why not all of the above? There’s plenty to see in our December issue. One ALT shares his experiences starting a band in Japan, while another set of articles delves into scavenger hunts set up for local ALT communities. If you’ve ever enjoyed (or wanted to try out) a game of Dungeons and Dragons, we have you covered with two different ALT perspectives. Also included is a look at Tokyo Fashion Week, a seasonal fruit and vegetable guide, and plenty more. We hope you enjoy this issue of Connect, and happy holidays!